In this time it is important to talk about bullying with our students. I have created a drama activity where students are put in situations that are directly opposite to what they experience on a daily basis, dealing with physical, behavioural and other challenges. In this activity students are able to gain perspective of another, show empathy, and come to reasonable conclusions to solve problems.
This can be combined with a literature activity or a visual arts activity to really bring home the meaning of empathy. It can be adapted for all grade levels.